A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD
On This Day in Weird, July 6...
1734: Hans Egede, Greenland's national saint, claims a
sea serpent sighting while sailing along the island's coast. He writes that he
and crewmen aboard saw a most terrible creature, resembling nothing they saw
before. The monster lifted its head so high that it seemed to be higher than
the crow's nest on the mainmast. The head was small and the body short and
wrinkled. The unknown creature was using giant fins which propelled it through
the water. Later the sailors saw its tail as well. The monster was longer than
our whole ship."